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12:15 PM ET, April 6, 2020


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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Inside the epic White House fight over hydroxychloroquine  —  The White House coronavirus task force had its biggest fight yet on Saturday, pitting economic adviser Peter Navarro against infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci.  At issue: How enthusiastically should the White House tout …
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Peter Navarro on his qualifications to disagree with Dr. Anthony Fauci on coronavirus treatments: 'I'm a social scientist'  —  Washington (CNN)White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday said he was qualified to engage and disagree with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the use of an anti-malarial drug …
Heated disagreement breaks out in Situation Room over hydroxychloroquine  —  (CNN)There was a heated disagreement in the Situation Room this weekend over the efficacy of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine — but multiple sources say it was mostly one-sided, as President Donald Trump's …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
Gina Yu / CNN:
Trump suggests hydroxychloroquine may protect against Covid-19.  Researchers say there's no evidence of that
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Acting Navy chief fired Crozier for ‘panicking’ — and before Trump could intervene
New York Times:
He Led a Top Navy Ship. Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected.
Wall Street Journal:   Aboard the USS Roosevelt, Sailors Braced for the Worst
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Has Anyone Found Trump's Soul?  Anyone?  —  He's not rising to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.  He's shriveling into nothingness.  —  Do you remember President George W. Bush's remarks at Ground Zero in Manhattan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks?
Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:
Tuesday's Wisconsin Election Is Our Future  —  Chaos.  A public health disaster.  And partisan trench warfare, too.  —  Normally, there are around 180 polling places in the city of Milwaukee, serving roughly 300,000 registered voters.  Unless there is a drastic, last minute change in plans …
NBC News:
Wisconsin's election clash is a warning for November
Discussion: Vox
Ronna McDaniel / Fox News:
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: Democrats' coronavirus voting plan - this is the way to undermine democracy
Discussion: Washington Times
Fried v. DeSantis: the coronavirus edition — Florida builds a mystery app — More pressure over unemployment fiasco — Early voting settlement reached  —  Hello and welcome to Monday.  —  The daily rundown — Between Saturday night and Sunday night, the number of Florida …
Discussion: The Hill, POLITICUSUSA and The Week
Mary Ellen Klas / Miami Herald:
DeSantis doing better than Trump in handling coronavirus crisis, Florida poll shows
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump vs. Biden on coronavirus: The timeline is utterly damning  —  We're now learning that President Trump's efforts to promote an anti-malarial drug for use against the coronavirus is causing internal administration tensions.  Anthony Fauci, the administration's own leading expert …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
U.S. Is Nowhere Close to Reopening the Economy, Experts Say  —  Here's what economists say the United States needs to start returning to normal amid the coronavirus outbreak — and how the economy can survive in the meantime.  —  WASHINGTON — How long can we keep this up?
Discussion: Washington Post
Aaron E. Carroll / New York Times:
How Will We Know When It's Time to Reopen the Nation?  —  Experts offer four benchmarks that can serve as a guide for cities and states, eliminating some of the guesswork.  —  Everyone wants to know when we are going to be able to leave our homes and reopen the United States.  That's the wrong way to frame it.
Discussion: CNN
Aleem Maqbool / BBC:
Coronavirus: Pastor who decried ‘hysteria’ dies after attending Mardi Gras  —  Pastor Landon Spradlin wasn't worried about coronavirus when we went to New Orleans to preach during Mardi Gras.  A month later he was dead.  —  “He loved to laugh.  He loved to play guitar.
Discussion: Informed Comment
Sharyl Attkisson / Just The News:
News media, liberals mock conservatives for early pandemic comments they made themselves  —  Analysis of three months of public comments shows health officials, liberals and media personalities made comments similar to conservatives now being mocked.  —  A video entitled “Heroes of the Pandumbic” …
Discussion: Instapundit
L. Brent Bozell III / Washington Times:   How the liberal media weaponizes COVID-19 against Trump
New York Times:
As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out  —  Teachers at some schools across the country report that less than half of their students are participating in online learning.  —  Chronic absenteeism is a problem in American education during the best of times, but now …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
New York Times:
U.S. Will Give Terrorist Label to White Supremacist Group for First Time  —  The designation of the Russian Imperial Movement reflects growing concerns among U.S. officials about violent white supremacists with transnational links.  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Inspector General Fired by Trump Urges Whistle-Blowers ‘to Bravely Speak Up’  —  Michael Atkinson, who President Trump made clear was dismissed in reprisal for his role in revealing the Ukraine matter, broke his silence.  —  WASHINGTON — The intelligence community inspector general whom …
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
'You're basically right next to the nuclear reactor.' … I could be the last person some of these patients ever see, or the last voice they hear.  A lot of people will never come off the ventilator.  That's the reality of this virus.  I force myself to think about that for a few seconds each …
NBC News:
Government watchdog: Hospitals face severe shortages of medical gear, confusing guidance from government  —  An internal government report found that one hospital was so short of thermometers it could screen staff and patients for coronavirus only at random.  —  Government watchdog: Hospitals face severe shortages of medical gear
Discussion: Raw Story
Joel Hay / National Review:
Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus?  —  Unlike other countries, it has so far avoided both isolation and economic ruin.  —  If the COVID-19 pandemic tails off in a few weeks, months before the alarmists claim it will, they will probably pivot immediately and pat themselves …
Discussion: The Penny Press and Daily Mail
The Daily Beast:
Trump Eyes Accused ‘Quack’ Dr. Oz for Coronavirus Advice  —  The president can't stop talking about an unproven COVID-19 treatment — the same one the oft-critized TV doctor keeps pushing and pushing.  —  As the global pandemic and a staggering economic crisis swells, Dr. Mehmet Oz …
Discussion: The Week, Raw Story and Reuters
Associated Press:
Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the coronavirus spreads and a once-vibrant economy falters.  As the turmoil deepens …
5G-coronavirus conspiracy theory spurs rash of telecom tower arson fires  —  Telecom masts that enable the next generation of wireless communication were set on fire in the U.K. in recent days, apparently by people motivated by a theory that the tech helps spread the coronavirus.  Investors are taking note.
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
The young and eventful Senate career of wealthy Georgia businesswoman Kelly Loeffler  —  The young and eventful Senate career of Kelly Loeffler, a wealthy Georgia business executive and political neophyte, was born in a maelstrom and was barely three months old when it entered another.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Vincent Manancourt / Politico:
EU data regulator calls for pan-European COVID-19 app  —  The European regulator in charge of overseeing privacy for EU institutions on Monday called for countries to develop a common COVID-19 app.  —  The call from the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) comes after several European …
Jenna Ellis / The Federalist:
Why It's Unconstitutional To Keep Grocery Stores Open While Closing Churches  —  It's a dangerous precedent that government could consider itself the arbiter of private essential services.  —  In response to the Wuhan coronavirus, state governors and local leaders have issued wide-ranging …
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
TV networks air Trump 10 hours a week — in 2014 they refused to air Obama for 10 minutes  —  Be kind.  —  Share PRESS RUN  —  Trump's daily marathon press briefings on the coronavirus pandemic have now become unearned staples of the television landscape, as both cable news outlets as well as ABC …
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Spies, Unable to Telework, Adapt Their Access to U.S. Secrets
Lloyd Green / The Guardian:
‘Trump is killing his own supporters’ - even White House insiders know it
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Beast
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
Susan Rice on Trump's coronavirus response: ‘He has cost tens of thousands of American lives’
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Donald Trump the Narcissist Is Running the Coronavirus Crisis
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
A Michigan congresswoman, a guy in line in China and a global scramble to find N95 masks
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Cases Rise Sharply, as U.S. Braces for Most Challenging Days Ahead
 Earlier Items: 
Donna Ladd / Jackson Free Press:
SCV: Gov. Tate Reeves Proclaimed ‘Confederate Heritage Month’ on April 3
Marco Rubio finds his next act
Detroit News:
Whitmer must make Michigan her priority
Discussion: Fox News
Dems find a rallying cry: Trump tanked the economy
Discussion: PJ Media Home
New York Post:
Trump admin weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Americans Don't Trust the Media Anymore. So Why Do They Trust the Cuomos?
The Guardian:
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus